Emerging Research in Optimization and Machine Learning

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2025 | Viewed by 62

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Mathematics, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: optimization; machine learning; applied mathematics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to submit your research to be considered for the Special Issue “Emerging Research in Optimization and Machine Learning”. This Special Issue aims to present research developments on the dynamic interplay between these two pivotal fields. In an era where artificial intelligence and computational methods are revolutionizing industries and scientific disciplines, understanding how optimization techniques enhance machine learning algorithms—and vice versa—is of paramount importance.

This Special Issue aims to showcase the latest advancements across a spectrum of topics, including mathematical programming, nonsmooth optimization, constrained optimization, optimization in deep learning, convex and nonconvex optimization, metaheuristics, multi-objective optimization, methods for regularized models, stochastic optimization, optimization in reinforcement learning, support vector machines, and clustering. We also invite contributions on applications of these topics to model systems in physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.

We invite researchers to submit original research articles, reviews, and perspectives that explore the symbiosis between optimization and machine learning. Whether you are developing novel optimization methodologies tailored for machine learning tasks, integrating optimization principles into machine learning frameworks, or unveiling applications that harness the power of this symbiotic relationship, we welcome your contributions.

Through this Special Issue, we seek to foster collaboration, inspire innovation, and advance the collective understanding of optimization and machine learning.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Mathematical programming;
  • Nonsmooth optimization;
  • Constrained optimization;
  • Optimization in deep learning;
  • Convex and nonconvex optimization;
  • Metaheuristics;
  • Multi-objective optimization;
  • Methods for regularized models;
  • Stochastic optimization;
  • Optimization in reinforcement learning;
  • Support vector machines;
  • Clustering.

Dr. Maria Fernanda Pires da Costa
Dr. Luís L. Ferrás
Guest Editors

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  • machine learning
  • nonlinear optimization
  • nonsmooth optimization
  • convex optimization
  • nonconvex optimization
  • constrained optimization
  • stochastic optimization
  • deep learning
  • reinforcement learning
  • SVM
  • clustering

Published Papers

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